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India

Official Title:
Republic of India


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - India
Year Exports Imports
2010 $2,056,983,335 $2,123,233,424
2011 $2,628,709,474 $2,533,828,519
2012 $2,360,672,127 $2,856,541,389
2013 $2,800,473,237 $2,976,581,724
2014 $3,224,622,939 $3,181,238,681
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - India
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $974,715 $123,214,406
02 Veg. Prod. $907,101,918 $286,391,381
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,506,701 $10,603,546
04 Food Prod. $5,459,450 $115,446,911
05 Mineral Prod. $619,945,692 $15,648,372
06 Chemical Prod. $394,377,560 $480,379,544
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $23,390,972 $113,103,917
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $291,525 $61,290,293
09 Wood Prod. $8,566,142 $11,407,834
10 Paper Prod. $446,839,502 $9,072,173
11 Textiles Prod. $18,256,747 $628,471,506
12 Dress Access. $142,386 $36,255,189
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $4,236,281 $59,904,283
14 Precious Metals/stones $278,040,811 $254,012,929
15 Base Metal Prod. $113,496,044 $441,726,056
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $224,835,709 $320,008,807
17 Vehicles and Equip. $86,383,956 $110,788,500
18 Specialized Inst. $53,415,417 $19,510,491
19 Arms & Ammunition $223,952 $1,457,014
20 Misc. Articles $5,336,457 $77,729,999
21 Antiques $85,435 $387,215

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1275.921
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 55.14 Indian Rupee (INR)(2014 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 26 January; Independence Day, 15 August
Language(s): 18 official languages (primarily Hindi); English often used in business.


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament

Head of State:
President Pranab Mukherjee

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Ministers:
External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs: Sushma Swaraj
Finance, Corporate Affairs; Information and Broadcasting: Arun Jaitley
Commerce and Industry: Nirmala Sitharaman

Main Political Parties:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP � Currently in government), India National Congress (INC), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Elections:
National expected in 2019


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2265.51 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 1775.59 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.29 2.44
Inflation: (%) 5.93 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $3,224,622,939
Canadian imports from country: $3,181,238,681
FDI in Canada: $3973 million
CDI in India: $1128 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Vishnu Prakash

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Nadir Patel


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16